Archive for April, 2010
Graphic designer and artist Chris Piascik, has a way with hand typography. For more, visit his website.
The upcoming ‘a search for ground in higher places’ is the first solo exhibition for Max Berry and is the culmination of numerous group shows and an earlier emphasis on stickers, paste-ups and murals. Over the last two years Max has shown in over 20 group exhibitions, most recently; WeAreTheImageMakers ‘12×12’, Freshly Baked ‘The Winter Set’, Carriageworks-CarriageArtworks and Semi-Permanent ‘Mixed business’. Apart from his personal work Max has also been significant in the establishment of Oh Really Gallery and the production of Oh Really Magazine. The Newtown based gallery supports emerging artists and over the last 18 months has encouraged a burgeoning lowbrow art scene, where its DIY and humble nature have picked up an avid following.
The exhibition will include paintings, drawings, jewelry and toys that reflect a search for ground in higher places.
OPENS: Thursday 29th APRIL 6-9pm (Fri-Sun 11-6 till 9th of MAY)
OH REALLY GALLERY
55 Enmore rd. Newtown.
For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening night Friday 9 April, 6pm
Exhibition runs until 18 April
The Holga Diaries II is a raw and gritty double take of the urban landscapes and city streets of Europe as viewed by artist Lucia Fischer through the lens of her Holga camera. Captured on vagabond wanderings and travels, this body of work presents a series of hazy and desolate dreamscapes that evoke a sentimentality of times past and whose nostalgic presentation can be best described as hazy, dark and silent.
This show is about coming-of-age in a society that’s not quite right. Graduating from art school and being forced to face the real world, dealing with drug use, alcoholism and petty violence. “I seek to escape my own personal dilemmas through the image-making process.” Feeling the urge to draw attention to the degradations in standards of living, the everyday Australian’s general contempt for each other and fearing things that are different. These “low life’s” each bare their own interesting stories, it is through his art that Jack attempts to portray them as a means for public discourse. Drawing on several influences (including pop surrealism, tattoo art, skateboard graphics, psychedelic music posters etc.), Jack has created a body of work that will act as a single piece of art through the process of installation that will hopefully make people stop and think about what is wrong with the world we live in.
Opening Night Friday 16th April 6-9pm
Show runs 14th – 25th April
At Per Square Metre Gallery – 191-193 Johnston St, Collingwood, VIC
Open Wed – Sat 12-6
Hide your ugly
Revenge is a dish best served with milk
TrustoCorp is a New York based artist (or artists) dedicated to highlighting the hypocrisy and hilarity of human behavior through sarcasm and satire. TrustoCorp targets areas in the public domain typically reserved for messages of trust and authority and subverts them with messages of mayhem and absurdity hijacked from the visual style of our authorities. Check it.
Loving the poster for the ‘Lyrics and Type‘ Exhibition, from Timba Smits. Looks set to be amazing, pity it isn’t closer to home